Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kent, WA (30.5 miles , pop. 79,524).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (47.1 miles , pop. 563,374).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (913.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: Carbonado, WA (3.4 miles ), Greenwater, WA (3.4 miles) , Wilkeson, WA (3.4 miles ), Buckley, WA (3.6 miles ), Crocker, WA (3.7 miles ), Enumclaw, WA (3.7 miles ), South Prairie, WA (3.9 miles ), Prairie Heights, WA (3.9 miles ).
Latitude: 47.04 N, Longitude: 121.81 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 360
Mount Rainier tourist attractions:
Work and jobs in Mount Rainier: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Mount Rainier, Washington
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Mount Rainier-area historical earthquake activity is above Washington state average. It is 399% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 35.3 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from Mount Rainier center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from Mount Rainier center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 54.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Mount Rainier:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Rainier:
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 34.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 19.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2004 was 4.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
171 people in nursing homes in 2000
People in group quarters in Mount Rainier in 2010:
Mount Rainier compared to Washington state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Mount Rainier CCD (based on Pierce County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.77%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 132
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,193 average adjusted gross income)
0.41% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,479 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,812 average adjusted gross income)
0.21% of residents moved to foreign countries ($980 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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